Major Depression Symptoms Significantly Reduced with Chlorella!

Major Depression Symptoms Significantly Reduced with Chlorella

Written By:

Case Adams, Naturopath

Major Depression Symptoms Improved with Chlorella

The symptoms of depression are often treated with drugs that can have long-term adverse side effects. A new study finds chlorella significantly reduces symptoms of major depression.

Certainly we can’t blame depression on nutrition alone. There is certainly a spiritual component – an emptiness from within, or call it what you want. This is why natural health uses the moniker, “body, mind and spirit” – because the condition of the spirit is critical for the health of our body and mind.

But within this moniker, ‘body, mind and spirit’ we also find there is a link between the three. One cannot separate them, whether clinically or abstractly.

For this reason, our moods are often linked with hormone and neurotransmitter balance and availability – along with their reception among nerve and brain cells.

The question is whether or not natural therapies can seriously affect our moods – more importantly, those producing greater symptoms of anxiety and depression. Apparently, the clinical answer is yes.

Chlorella and clinical depression

Research from the University of Western Australia in Perth has found that chlorella can significantly improve symptoms of depression.

The researchers tested 92 patients with major depressive disorder – a disorder that affects millions of people around the world.

The researchers split the patients into two groups. They gave 42 of the patients 1,800 milligrams of Chlorella vulgaris extract per day. The other 50 patients continued their standard care.

The researchers used a scale called the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) to test the patients’ symptoms of depression, along with the Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II) scale. Both of these have been used in clinical settings to establish the range of depressive symptoms and the severity of the diagnosis.

After six weeks of treatment with either the standard pharmaceutical treatment or chlorella extract, the researchers found that those patients who had taken the chlorella had significantly reduced scores in both depression tests. The BDI-II scores went down by over four points and the HADS scores went down by 3.71 points.

To give some reference, the HADS scale consists of 21 points, and anything over an 8 is considered symptomatic of anxiety or depression.

In addition to reduced total scores, the researchers also saw significant reductions in some of the subset scores. For example, physical and cognitive symptoms were significantly improved in the chlorella group, and subscales for depression and anxiety were significantly lower among the chlorella group.

The researchers concluded:

“This pilot exploratory trial provides the first clinical evidence on the efficacy and safety of adjunctive therapy with CVE in improving physical and cognitive symptoms of depression as well as anxiety symptoms in patients who are receiving standard antidepressant therapy.”

Chlorella is a microalga. It is a single-celled algae that is typically grown in controlled growth medium tanks. It is significantly high in protein, with over 40 percent protein, with all of the essential amino acids. It also contains proteins that stimulate growth hormone and brain neurotransmitters.

Concentrated extract was used in this study due to the fact that whole chlorella can be difficult for the body to break down the cell wall. An extract provides the contents of the cell after the cell wall has been broken.

REFERENCES:

Panahi Y, Badeli R, Karami GR, Badeli Z, Sahebkar A. A randomized controlled trial of  6-week Chlorella vulgaris supplementation in patients with major depressive disorder.Complement Ther Med. 2015 Aug;23(4):598-602. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2015.06.010.

Hawkins RL, Nakamura M. Expression of human growth hormone by the eukaryotic alga, Chlorella. Curr Microbiol. 1999 Jun;38(6):335-41.

Case Adams is a California Naturopath who is board-certified by the American Alternative Medical Association as an Alternative Medical Practitioner, with a Ph.D. in Natural Health Sciences, a D.Sc. in Integrative Health Sciences and a degree in Naturopathy. He is a traditional naturopath – not a licensed physician. His focus is upon researching, writing about and authenticating traditional therapies with clinical evidence. He is the author of 25 books on natural health. His books can be found on Heal Naturally – and many are available for immediate download on GreenMedinfo’s book libraryContact Case at case@caseadams.com.

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
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Thank you for visiting my blog and reading this vital information.  I, personally, have suffered from major chronic depression all of my life!  I have not tried using this information yet, but fully intend to immediately.  I will keep you posted on if and how this works for me!  I am totally excited and totally into Total Wellness!
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Warmly,
Connie Clark
Alternative Health Consultant

Cucumbers are Super Healthy

Great information from Dr. Mercola

Cucumbers are in the same plant family as squash, pumpkin, and watermelon.  Like watermelon, cucumbers are made up of mostly (95 percent) water, which means they can help you stay hydrated.

However, there’s reason to eat cucumbers all year long. With vitamin K, B vitamins, copper, potassium, vitamin C, and manganese, cucumbers can help you to avoid nutrient deficiencies that are widespread among those eating a typical American diet.

9 Reasons to Eat Cucumbers

1. Protect Your Brain

Cucumbers contain an anti-inflammatory flavonol called fisetin that appears to play an important role in brain health. In addition to improving your memory and protecting your nerve cells from age-related decline, fisetin has been found to prevent progressive memory and learning impairments in mice with Alzheimer’s disease.

2. Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

Cucumbers contain polyphenols called lignans, which may help to lower your risk of breast, uterine, ovarian, and prostate cancers. They also contain phytonutrients called cucurbitacins, which also have anti-cancer properties. According to the George Mateljan Foundation:

“Scientists have already determined that several different signaling pathways required for cancer cell development and survival can be blocked by activity of cucurbitacins.”

3. Fight Inflammation

Cucumbers may help to “cool” the inflammatory response in your body, and animal studies suggest that cucumber extract helps reduce unwanted inflammation, in part by inhibiting the activity of pro-inflammatory enzymes (including cyclo-oxygenase 2, or COX-2).

4. Antioxidant Properties

Cucumbers contain numerous antioxidants, including the well-known vitamin C and beta-carotene. They also contain antioxidant flavonoids, such as quercetin, apigenin, luteolin, and kaempferol, which provide additional benefits.

For instance, quercetin is an antioxidant that many believe prevents histamine release—making quercetin-rich foods “natural antihistamines.” Kaempferol, meanwhile, may help fight cancer and lower your risk of chronic diseases including heart disease.

5. Freshen Your Breath

Placing a cucumber slice on the roof of your mouth may help to rid your mouth of odor-causing bacteria. According to the principles of Ayurveda, eating cucumbers may also help to release excess heat in your stomach, which is said to be a primary cause of bad breath.

6. Manage Stress

Cucumbers contain multiple B vitamins, including vitamin B1, vitamin B5, and vitamin B7 (biotin). B vitamins are known to help ease feelings of anxiety and buffer some of the damaging effects of stress.

7. Support Your Digestive Health

Cucumbers are rich in two of the most basic elements needed for healthy digestion: water and fiber. If you struggle with acid reflux, you should know that drinking water can help suppress acute symptoms of acid reflux by temporarily raising stomach pH; it’s possible that water-rich cucumbers may have a similar effect.

Cucumber skins contain insoluble fiber, which helps add bulk to your stool. This helps food to move through your digestive tract more quickly for healthy elimination.

8. Maintain a Healthy Weight

Cucumbers are very low in calories, yet they make a filling snack (one cup of sliced cucumber contains just 16 calories). The soluble fiber in cucumbers dissolves into a gel-like texture in your gut, helping to slow down your digestion. This helps you to feel full longer and is one reason why fiber-rich foods may help with weight control.

9. Support Heart Health

Cucumbers contain potassium, which is associated with lower blood pressure levels. A proper balance of potassium both inside and outside your cells is crucial for your body to function properly.

As an electrolyte, potassium is a positive charged ion that must maintain a certain concentration (about 30 times higher inside than outside your cells) in order to carry out its functions, which includes interacting with sodium to help control nerve impulse transmission, muscle contraction, and heart function.

Organic Cucumbers Are Worth It

If you’re wondering whether you should choose organic cucumbers over conventionally grown varieties, I’d suggest organic. Cucumbers were ranked the 12th most contaminated food and the second in cancer risk due to their pesticide content, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

Further, cucumbers are often waxed after harvest to withstand the long journey to market unscarred and to protect against the many hands that touch it. While the wax is supposed to be food-grade and safe, there are different types used:

  • Carnauba wax (from the carnauba palm tree)
  • Beeswax
  • Shellac (from the lac beetle)
  • Petroleum-based waxes

The natural waxes are far preferable to the petroleum-based waxes, which may contain solvent residues or wood rosins. Produce coated with wax is not labeled as such, but organic produce will not contain petroleum-based wax coatings (although it may contain carnauba wax or insect shellac).

The other potential issue is that wax seals in pesticide residues and debris, making them even more difficult to remove with just water. To reach the contaminants buried beneath the surface of your vegetables and fruits, you need a cleanser that also removes the wax, which is what a fruit and vegetable wash does. You could also peel the cucumber, but that is one of the most nutrient-dense parts of the cucumber (the other is the seeds), so it’s better to consume it if you can.

What Else Are Cucumbers Good For?

Flavonoids and tannins in cucumbers have been found to have both free-radical scavenging and pain-relieving effects, while it has a number of traditional folk uses as well. As written in the Journal of Young PharmacistsTraditionally, this plant is used for headaches; the seeds are cooling and diuretic, the fruit juice of this plant is used as a nutritive and as a demulcent in anti-acne lotions.”

As the fourth-most widely cultivated “vegetable” in the world (cucumbers are technically a fruit), cucumbers are widely available, but seek to get them from a local farmer’s market if you can. Even better, cucumbers are very easy to grow, even if you only have access to a patio. They thrive in containers (provide they have somewhere to climb on) and produce ample produce from a small number of plants, so you could try your hand at growing them yourself.

Healthy Tips for Better Living!

I thought that I would share several tips for healthier living and it is much less costly on the budget!  Enjoy and please leave me a comment about what you think of some of the tips; which one is your favorite!

 

  • Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

There are many uses for Apple Cider Vinegar* (ACV) that are proven and have been used for ages.  Apple cider vinegar is a type of vinegar made by the fermentation of apple cider. During the fermentation process, sugar in the apple cider is broken down by bacteria and yeast into alcohol and then into vinegar. Like other types of vinegar, apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid and it also contains some lactic, citric and malic acids.

Healthy apple cider vinegar

Only purchase organic, unfiltered, and unprocessed apple cider vinegar. When you look into the bottle, you should see a cobweb-like substance, which is the “mother of vinegar”, and can make the vinegar look slightly congealed. It’s the only way apple cider vinegar should be consumed.

According to Patricia Bragg, N.D., Ph.D. …

“Vinegar can do everything from relieving muscle pain from exercise, balancing pH levels, soothing sore throats, and normalizing weight and helping to maintain levels of cholesterol already in the normal range. Externally, it is effective in supporting healthy skin and hair. Use it topically to give yourself a vinegar facial for toning or clearing up non-cystic acne and exfoliating dry dull skin. Gently rub your skin with a soft cotton ball dipped in vinegar and watch your skin glow! It’s also great for animals. Use it as a soothing after-bath rinse for cats and dogs to eliminate dry skin. Just as with people, it is also helpful in older animals. The high acidity and powerful enzymes in apple cider vinegar also supports a healthy scalp. Try a rinse of apple cider vinegar after you wash your hair. It gives hair incredible shine and bounce!

It’s so easy to incorporate vinegar into your daily diet. When you wake up in the morning just make a delicious cocktail using 2 teaspoons of raw, organic apple cider vinegar, and if you need a sweetener, use organic honey, 100% maple syrup, or molasses to taste. If you are diabetic, use the sweet substitute stevia. I recommend you use only distilled water. This “Bragg Healthy Cocktail” is designed to flush out wastes that are clogging the organs of elimination, the bowels, lungs, skin, and the kidneys. Take it at least twice a day, and you will start to see changes like increased energy, soft skin, and decreased muscle and joint aches from exercise. Make sure you use raw, organic vinegar, never dead, distilled vinegar because the natural enzymes, minerals, and nutrients are destroyed in the distilling process. Any vinegar that is clear and has no “mother” (the strand-like substance in the bottom of the bottle) has no nutritional value. Natural raw vinegar should be pungent, with a rich, brownish color and a visible “mother.” Drinking apple cider vinegar daily, and eating a largely fresh, organic, vegetarian diet, along with following a simple fitness program, will change your life so dramatically you will never go back to your old ways! Get fit, get healthy, and live a long and happy life!”

Here are just a few health uses …

1. Optimized Nutrient Absorption and Improved Digestion

ACV is high in acetic acid.  Acetic acid increases your body’s ability to absorb essential nutrients from the food you eat. Drinking water with ACV before meals can help you to get more nutrition from the foods you eat.  A few tablespoons may help to improve digestion.  Apple cider vinegar can also be very helpful in reducing gas and bloating. Just take a tablespoon of ACV diluted in water or tea before a meal. It can also help ameliorate symptoms of heartburn. Take a dose as soon as you feel heartburn symptoms coming on.  ACV also improves bowel movement on an as needed basis … apple cider vinegar’s acidity aids in detoxifying and cleansing the digestive tract and cleaning out the colon.  ACV can help the body remove toxic waste more efficiently before it has time to do damage and it also helps to detoxify the liver. Add 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to a 1 or 2 liter filtered water bottle. Drink this throughout the day to cleanse your body, liver and kidneys.

2. Eliminate Fungus/Yeast

If you are dealing with a candida yeast overgrowth or foot/skin fungus, ACV may provide you with a solution. Add 1 teaspoon ACV to a glass of water and drink before each meal. At first your candida may seem to worsen, caused by the detoxification, but it will improve after it is under control.

To get rid of skin or toe fungus, soak feet in ACV or apply on the affected area. It will give a burning sensation, so if you have a sensitive skin, it is best to dilute with water.

3. Rinse For Healthy And Shiny Hair/Hair Loss

ACV can be used as a rinse for your hair after shampooing to add healthy body and shine. Use ½ tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a cup of cold water. Pour through your hair after shampooing several times a week.  It may also help reduce hair loss.

4. Whiten Your Teeth

ACV can help remove stains from your teeth.  Rub your teeth with ACV and rinse thoroughly afterwards.  Don’t repeat this treatment more than once or twice a week, due to possible enamel erosion.

5. Green Cleaning

Mix ½ cup ACV with ½ cup water to clean microwaves, bathroom and kitchen surfaces, sinks/tubs, windows, and mirrors. Add the mixture in a spray bottle and it couldn’t be simpler. For the tougher stains, use undiluted ACV. For toilet cleaning, pour undiluted ACV in your toilet and let sit overnight. Try ACV as a dishwashing detergent instead of your normal dish detergent; just mix ½ cup ACV with 1 cup of water.

By utilizing orange or lemon peels with ACV (in jar and shaken for 10 days), the peels will release oils to give it fresh scent and antimicrobial properties.

Baking soda and apple cider vinegar is an amazing combination that has many uses.  As a drain cleaner, sprinkle 1/4 cup baking soda down the drain, then add 1/2 or 1 cup apple cider vinegar and let it bubble for 15 minutes, then rinse with hot water. This is a much safer alternative to dangerous and toxic drain cleaners.

6. All-natural Flea Repellent For Your Pets

Mix one part vinegar with one part water and add to a spraying bottle. Moisten well the coat of your pet with this mixture once a day, for a few days to a week, and all fleas should be eliminated.

7.  Supplementation for Animals

Some holistic health practitioners recommend that ACV be placed in a dog’s drinking water but it may be better placed in fresh food if you prefer to keep additives out of the drinking water.  Use 1 teaspoon for small dogs and 1 tablespoon. for medium-large dogs.

8.  Fresh Produce Cleanse

According to Dr. Mercola, Apple Cider Vinegar is one of the best natural agents for removing certain pesticides and bacteria from your fresh produce. Use a solution of 10% vinegar to 90% water as a bath to briefly soak produce. Just place your vegetables or fruit in the solution, swish it around, and rinse thoroughly.

Don’t use this process on fragile fruits (like berries), since they could be damaged in the process or soak up too much vinegar through their porous skins.

9.  Skin Care

While one of the benefits of detoxification is clear skin, anyone who has done any kind of intensive detox knows that the road to clear skin is often loaded with blemishes. As your body releases toxins from your blood and tissue, some toxins make their exits through the skin in the form of pimples, rashes and other angry red eruptions.

You can use apple cider vinegar as an astringent, by soaking a washcloth/cotton pad in diluted ACV and applying it to your face. Or, you can simply dab it right onto blemishes to dry them out and heal them.

It’s amazing how smooth your skin feels after applying ACV; it tightens and plumps it a bit, and can help reduce or minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

10.  Deodorant

Most commercial deodorants are antiperspirants, which block your ability to sweat. Since sweat is one of your body’s natural means of detoxification, blocking your ability to sweat can block your ability to detoxify. Plus, most commercial deodorants and antiperspirants contain aluminum and a load of toxic, dangerous chemicals and synthetic fragrances, so you want to avoid them anyway.

You can actually use apple cider vinegar as a natural deodorant! Apple cider vinegar absorbs and neutralizes stinky scents. Simply rub a bit of ACV in your underarms and it will absorb and minimize body odors. The vinegary smell dissipates once it dries.

*Apple cider vinegar may interact with diuretics, laxatives, and medicines for diabetes and heart disease, so if you’re planning to use it on a daily basis, be sure to consult your doctor to avoid interactions with the medicines you’re taking.

There are some suggested uses of ACV for diabetes, cancer and other types of diseases; however, I do not feel that there have been enough scientific studies to warrant talking about those uses yet.  Stay tuned though as more research is accomplished on Apple Cider Vinegar!

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  • Top Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is the most versatile and commonly used essential oil on our planet. Find here good reasons why you should consider adding lavender essential oil to your daily life.

Lavender Stock Photo

Lavender (lavandula angustifolia) essential oil is possibly the most versatile and commonly used essential oil on our world. Its fragrance can take you on a calming journey through peaceful purple fields while balancing your emotional self; its uses and benefits go far beyond just calming your mind.

Many people like to carry a bottle of lavender essential oil with them to use on an as needed basis.

1.      Soothe Headaches

Lavender’s soothing and relaxing aroma works wonders to relieve headaches caused by tension. Apply 3-5 drops of lavender essential oil to a warm (or cold), damp cloth. Place it on your forehead while lying down for 10 to 20 minutes. Or when on the go, apply one drop on each temple in a circular motion to find instant relieve. Add it to your favorite massage oil and rub on your forehead, shoulders, neck, and back.

2.      Sleep Aid

Fall asleep faster and get a deep and calming night’s rest.  Use a room diffuser to create a calming, sleep promoting scent in the room, add it to your night cream, add 1-2 drops to your tea, put a few drops on your pillow, massage your temples, or take a (foot) bath before turning in. For your little ones, you could massage their little feet with a base oil with a few drops of essential oil or you could add a few drops to their favorite stuffed animal or pillow.

3.      Pain Relief

Lavender oil can be used to relieve pain and heal burns without scarring. First, cool the area with cold, running water for at least 5 minutes. Then add 2-3 drops on the affected area to decrease the pain and aid the healing process. For skin sensitivity, dilute the lavender oil in pure water or in pure Aloe vera gel.

4.      Itching

Apply topically, directly onto to affected area or dilute in a carrier oil if you have a sensitive skin. You could use a carrier oil or Aloe vera gel to dilute the lavender essential oil.

5.      Anxiety, Depression, and De-stressing

Lavender is well-known for calming nerves and emotions. It works as a natural sedative. Diffuse the oil in the air, add a few drops to a vaporizer, massage your temples, put a few drops on your pillow, add several drops of lavender oil to a bath for a soothing soak, or use as a perfume.

6.       Acne Treatment

Add 1-2 drops to your favorite facial toner or cream to eliminate acne and for prevention. Lavender inhibits bacteria growth and aids your body to balance its sebum secretion.

7.      Disinfectant for Wounds

Lavender has antibacterial and pain-relieving properties. It helps the healing process and stops bleeding. Just drop lavender oil on your cut\wound or dilute in pure water if you have sensitive skin.

8.      Dry, Chapped Skin Or Lips

Lavender oil works wonders for dry and chapped skin. Use topically on the affected area or add a few drops to your favorite body lotion or lip balm. Mix several drops of lavender oil with coconut oil and use topically on eczema and dermatitis.

9.      Motion Sickness Or Nausea

Place a drop of lavender essential oil on the end of your tongue, behind your ears, or just inhale it from a handkerchief to find relief. For pregnant women it is recommended to wait until the second trimester before using it.

10.  Flavor Enhancement

Pure lavender oil is edible! First be sure that the oil is very, very diluted, and make sure you’re using food-grade essential oil, as most are not edible. Only food grade essential oils, such as Sisel International or Essante Organics Essential Oils, can be ingested or taken internally. Add a drop to your tea, water, salad dressings or few drops to cookie, brownie or other dessert recipes.

Lavendar Essential Oil’s benefits and uses does not stop here. Definitely one of those oils you must have! Basically, pure lavender oil is so universal in its properties and uses that when in doubt, choose lavender.

Note: Lavender essential oil can safely be used undiluted for adults and children. You can use it internally or externally but make sure to buy the right stuff. Buy pure, organic, edible, 100% therapeutic grade.

There are many other possible uses of lavender essential oil such as: indigestion, lowering blood pressure, PMS, scarring, water retention, bruises, bronchitis, earaches, fainting or dizziness, hives, flu, laryngitis, mucus, respiratory function, and coughing in general (by gargling a few drops of pure lavender oil in purified water).

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  • Toxic Chemicals to Eliminate from Your Life
Not all chemicals are bad.  A chemical is merely a substance with a distinct molecular composition. Your tea is a chemical and so is the water that went into your tea. But for toxic chemicals, we are mainly talking about man-made compounds with damaging effects on humans, animals, or the environment. Many toxic chemicals are used in our homes and can be eliminated.  Do it for your children, if not for yourself … I never want to poison my grandchildren so I keep my home as free as possible from toxic chemicals.

My granddaughter, Maya!

My granddaughter, Maya!

Here are some health-damaging chemicals (or sources of chemicals) that can be found in your home, but can be eliminated:

1. Bisphenol-A (BPA)

Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a chemical found in plastics, often in food containers like those reusable food storage bowls and lids. It is also found in the linings of canned foods. And it can leech into the food, where it disrupts hormones and causes fertility issues, faster development in girls, and behavioral issues. Opt for glass as an alternative.

2. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

VOCs are volatile organic compounds which are gasses emitted from certain solids and liquids like paints, pesticides, and scented products such as laundry detergent. They have been linked to asthma and cancer. Switch to an unscented detergent (preferably organic/safe-proven) and only use non-VOC paints and lacquers when improving your home environment.

3. Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs)

Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) can be found in nonstick cookware and some fabrics. They are linked to cancer and birth defects. Eliminate nonstick pots and pans and use stainless steel or cast iron instead.

4. Triclosan

Found in antibacterial soaps, triclosan promotes antibiotic resistance and helps bacteria evolve into super-bacteria. When these are mixed with chlorine in tap water, the poisonous gas chloroform is created. Get rid of all anti-bacterial soaps in your home.  There are many safe and natural anti-bacterial soaps, without toxic chemicals.  Both Sisel International and Essante Organics offer safe alternatives.

5. Household Cleaners

Most household cleaners have dangerous chemicals within them. However, most of them can be substituted with baking soda or vinegar (two amazing household cleaners in their own right). You can toss the glass cleaner, floor soap, scrubbing powders, bleach, and more when you switch to baking soda and vinegar as your main sources of cleanliness. See above uses of Apple Cider Vinegar which includes combining with baking soda.

There are many other toxic chemicals that should be avoided in your home. Formaldehyde, chlorine, fluoride and perchloroethylene are just a few. Keeping your home safe and healthy should be a top priority and this includes minimizing the exposure to all of these substances.  Both Sisel International and Essante Organics offer wonderful and safe alternative for household cleaning.

 

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I try to utilize all of the above tips myself as much as possible and I’m always looking for new, safer ways to enhance my life in a healthier way.  I hope that you find some beneficial ways from this post to enhance your life more healthfully, as well!  Keep your children and your grandchildren safe!
Warmly,
Connie Clark
303-770-3180
Be Healthy Solutions:  http://www.behealthysolutions.com

Research Indicates – Formula Baby Milk Contains Heavy Metals!

Metals risk in baby milk: Popular formulas can contain 100 times more aluminum than breast milk

• Traces of metal in milk from leading products found to be much higher than is legally allowed in water, according to research

• Top brands or baby milk, including Organic, all contained levels of aluminum which are too high, say the scientists

Ingredients (organic Fulvic Acid) in Sisel SpectraMaxx and Body Shield can attach to aluminum and remove it from the body.

Formula baby milk can contain 100 times more aluminum than breast milk, potentially causing health problems in later life, claim researchers.

Traces of the metal in milk from some of the UK’s leading products were found to be much higher than is legally allowed in water, according to scientists at Keele University, Staffordshire.

Their study, published in the journal BMC Pediatrics, examined 30 types of formula including infant first milks and toddler milks. All 30 tested had high levels of aluminum in them.

Previous research has linked aluminum to neurological diseases, bone defects and dementia in later life.
Aluminum occurs naturally in soya plants due to the acidic soil they are grown in.
Study leader, who raised the alarm three years ago with a similar study, said some formulas have aluminum levels 100 times higher than the same amount of breast milk.
He said ‘We believe this is too much aluminum to be subjecting a human to at their most vulnerable stage of life.

‘People have almost certainly heard about the link with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological conditions and we know from studies that it influences the way in which bones form.

‘Aluminum can also produce anemia in individuals, which is not then helped by giving people more iron.
‘How may this aluminum be impacting on the immediate and long-term health of the baby – these are questions that are of monumental concern.
‘What we don’t know is whether aluminum is accumulating in the bodies of formula-fed babies. If it is, aluminum has no biological function at all; you have no requirement for it.
Results showed both ready-to-drink and powdered varieties had a similar concentration of aluminum overall, but it was highest in soya-based milks.
At the other end of the scale, soya-based formulations had the highest concentrations of aluminum but almost all major brands and Organic infant milk also had high levels.

The law states aluminum levels in water can be no more than 200 micrograms per liter, meaning some of the milks contained several times this level.
The Food Standards Agency has previously said it does not havec oncerns about aluminum intake based on cow’s milk infant formula. Now it darn well should!

Soya-based milks should not be used on the advice of a GP as they are likely to contain higher levels aluminum and many other toxins and hormonal disruptors.

A research chemist accused the manufacturers of complacency, saying: ‘We expected something to be done about this since our last research but, if anything, the amount of aluminum in products has increased.

Top brands including Organic formulas all contained levels of aluminum which are too high, say the researchers
‘There’s a very good chance that some of this aluminum is coming from the packaging and an equal chance it is in the ingredients. Processing is also likely to be a source.’
Clearly the manufacturers of infant formulas are not concerned about reducing their content of aluminum and the extensive use of aluminum-based packaging for infant formulas seems to confirm this.

‘There are no adequate criteria upon which to base a safety level for aluminum in infant formulas and for this reason it would be sensible to take action to reduce the level of aluminum to a lowest practicable level.’

Body Shield and SupraMaxx are the best answer we can think of to attach to residual Aluminum in our bodies and remove it from out systems!

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Protect yourself and your precious baby!  Our society, manufacturers, medical establishments, doctors, etc. are NOT going to protect you … unfortunately, they are either ignorant or very knowledgeable about what they are doing to the people of the world … this means YOU!  Be as healthy as you possibly can and you will prevent many of the degenerative diseases and chronic illnesses that are rampant in our society!  YOU must take responsibility for your OWN health!

Be your OWN advocate!  You will be glad you did!

Warmly,
Connie Clark
Wellness Consultant
303-770-3180 hm ofc
303-898-7376 mobile
http://behealthysolutions.mysisel.com

 

The Original Glutathione Formula™ (OGF) Story!

A message from the Co-CEO, David Kirchenbaum
“Dr. Keller and I met in 1992 and we were business partners and best friends for the next 17 years until his passing. Dr. Keller led the science and medicine and I managed operations and finances. I remember the day Dr. Keller told me he had learned about Glutathione; He was so excited and determined to develop a way to increase Glutathione levels in his patients. Once Dr. Keller finalized the methodology, I was so honored that he included me as his co-Inventor on the United States patent.”

Original Glutathione Formula BottleThe First Steps
In 1997 Dr. Keller became determined to figure out a way to increase the Glutathione levelsof his patients. He developed a formulation to begin testing. He also developed a lab test so he could actually see that Glutathione levels were increasing in his patients. He presented the test at the 1998 Conference on the Laboratory science of HIV.
LAB TEST ABSTRACT, pg. 4
Development of the Technology

Utilizing the lab test, Dr. Keller tested many formulations until he was satisfied that his technology did increase Glutathione levels in his patients. It was then that a patent application was filed for the technology. On July 17, 2001, a United States patent was granted to Dr. Keller for the Method of treatment of Glutathione deficient mammals.Click to view PATENTUtilizing this blood test, Dr. Keller monitored the effect of his Glutathione technology in his medical practice. Based upon this data, he presented abstracts at various scientific meetings including The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine 2008 and 2009, XVI International AIDS Conference and various other meetings. Each such abstract disclosed an increase in Glutathione levels utilizing his Glutathione technology.

World Wide Distribution
After witnessing the positive impact on his patients over several years, he became determined to make it available to as many people as possible. At that time there were several different  incorporating Dr. Keller’s Glutathione technology. Meanwhile, our efforts became very focused on the ground level of the HIV epidemic in Africa, prompting us to seek a partnership to increase the distribution of our Glutathione technology. To achieve this goal, Dr. Keller reviewed all the different Glutathione  that were currently in production and he arrived at what he viewed as the best of all the  for wide scale distribution. This formulation, which is known as The Original Glutathione Formula, was exclusively licensed to a newly formed Multi-Level Marketing Company on September 1, 2006. Dr. Keller was elated that tens of thousands of people outside his medical practice were benefitting from his Glutathione technology.

Dr. Keller was committed to improving the health and quality of life of people worldwide.

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I am still (always will be) taking The Original Glutathione Formula, as does my husband and my sister!  Recently, my Chiropractor, Doctor Bonnie Davis of the Maximum Balance Clinic in Englewood, Colorado, after checking out several proclaimed glutathione supplements, ordered my product, The Original Glutathione Formula, because it was far superior to any other supplement she tested!

Wishing you Great Health and Happiness!

Connie Clark
Wellness Consultant
303-770-3180 hm ofc
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The Original Glutathione Formula™ (OGF) 

A Great Cup of Coffee!

A great cup of coffee begins far from the kitchen.

There are 3 main environmental elements that contribute to a superior cup of coffee:  the soil the coffee tree is grown in, the amount of water it receives, and its exposure to the suns radiation. A coffee bean draws its flavor characteristics from these important factors.

What Makes Sisel Kaffé So Good?

Sisel Kaffé uses only the highest quality coffee beans: the Premium Panama Boquete Gesha Coffee Bean. This world famous, award winning coffee bean is grown in Panama where all three necessary environmental elements for superior tasting coffee are found in ample supply, like no other geography.

Soil

Panama soil is enriched with nutrients from the lava and ash of ancient and extinct volcanoes. This makes the soil sweet and increases its acidic level, making it adept for a coffee tree.

Water

Abundant rainforest moisture provides adequate hydration and keeps the earth soft, so our coffee trees can easily absorb the unique components found within.

Altitude and Sun

Our coffee trees grow on the high slopes of ancient Panamanian volcanoes. The high altitude results in a thinner atmosphere, increasing the cosmic radiation from the sun to expose the coffee trees to the strongest rays of the sun. The bean responds by increasing flavonoids to protect itself from this intense radiation. These unusually high flavonoids are what give the coffee bean some of the world’s best flavor.

The unique conditions found in Panama create a microclimate that is prime for coffee production. The abundant moisture, regular rainfall, and intensified sunlight nourish coffee plants, producing the very best tasting coffee beans.

From sweet volcanic soil to ample sunlight, abundant rainfall to undiminished high-altitude sun nourishment, this is coffee flavor at its finest; this is Sisel Kaffé.

Coffee Plantation

Warmly,
Connie Clark
Wellness Consultant

303-770-3180 hm ofc
303-898-7376 mobile

Sisel Kaffe:  http://behealthysolutions.mysiselkaffe.com

 

Renovator & Remediate for Joint Health

Renovator & Remediate

RENOVATOR

Renovator is a combination of nutrients to support joints with increases of lubricants (HA) in the synovial fluid and sulfates for cartilage

Help your body strengthen, protect, and rebuild joint tissues

  • Helps strengthen cartilage and maintain structural integrity of joints and connective tissues*
  • Protects joints from harmful free radicals that accelerate the breakdown of connective tissues*
  • Provides nutrients for joint fluid, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, membranes and blood vessels*
  • Increases lubrication and padding for improved mobility*

Build healthy joints for flexible, free movement

The scientists at SISEL have formulated Renovator, a powerhouse product, which supports our bodies’ mobility. Renovator combines glucosamine sulfate with Cynatine FLX™, a powerful new polypeptide extracted from keratin, to support healthy cartilage, plus zinc, selenium, and copper to nourish and build joint tissues, and manganese, beta-carotene, and vitamin C to reduce oxidative damage in our joints.

Many clinical trials have shown glucosamine sulfate to improve joint health, mobility, and flexibility, but may need additional ingredients to maximize its benefits. As we continue to take a daily dose, we assist our bodies in the proper maintenance of our connective and shock-absorbing tissues.1, 2, 3

Cynatine FLX™ helps to calm joint tissues, minimize joint breakdown, and build joint resilience. This new keratin joint ingredient activates two important joint antioxidant defense enzymes—glutathione peroxidase (GSH-PX) and superoxide dismutase (SOD)—to improve the body’s ability to produce glutathione, the body’s own antioxidant defense mechanism. It also provides excellent, direct antioxidant protection and stimulates the regeneration of cells. Keratin is a polymer-forming protein, and joints use polymers to absorb shock and keep the joint together. Finally, Cynatine FLX™ is a fibrous protein that serves as structural units for various living tissues, providing a strong matrix for connective tissues.4, 5

Additionally, Renovator provides vitamins and minerals that contribute to joint health. Studies have shown that taking beta-carotene may reduce the risk of the progression of joint problems.6 Vitamin C is necessary to form collagen and is essential for the repair and maintenance of cartilage, thereby reducing the risk of joint problems.6 Manganese deficiency appears to be a factor in bone loss and degenerative joint conditions.7 Epidemiological studies show a relationship between low selenium and decreased joint health.8, 9 Zinc is involved in making up cartilage collagen.10, 11 Copper is needed for effective cross-linking of collagen and elastin.12

References:

1 Pavelka K, et al. Glucosamine sulfate use and delay of progression of knee osteoarthritis: a 3-year, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study. Arch Intern Med. 2002 Oct 14:162(18):2113-23.

2 Bruyere O, et al. Glucosamine sulfate reduces osteoarthritis progression in postmenopausal women with knee osteoarthritis: evidence from two 3-year studies. Menopause 2004;11:138-43.

3 Reginster JY, et al. Long-term effects of glucosamine sulfate on osteoarthritis progression: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet 2001;357:251-6.

4 A Ostalowska, E Birkner, M Wiecha, et al. Lipid peroxidation and antioxidant enzymes in synovial fluid of patients with primary and secondary osteoarthritis of the knee joint, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, Volume 14, Issue 2, Pages 139-145

www.nutraingredients.com. A Pure, Potent Joint Health Alternative, includes links to Cynatine’s clinical and background documentation, 2005.

6 McAlindon TE, et al. Do antioxidant micronutrients protect against the development and progression of knee osteoarthritis?Arthritis Rheum 1996;39:648-56.

7 Das A Jr, Hammad TA. Efficacy of a combination of FCHG49 glucosamine hydrochloride, TRH122 low molecular weight sodium chondroitin sulfate and manganese ascorbate in the management of knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2000 Sep;8(5):343-50.

8 Jellin, Jeff M. PharmD, Founding Editor. 3120 W. March Lane, PO Box 8190, Stockton, CA 95208, Tel:(209) 472-2244 Fax:(209) 472-2249. Copyright © 1995-2007 Therapeutic Research Faculty, All rights reserved.

9 Jordan JM, Fang F, Arab L, et al. Low selenium levels are associated with increased risk for osteoarthritis of the knee.American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting. San Diego November 12-17, 2005. Abstract 1189.

10 Rosenberg K, et al. Cartilage oligomeric matrix protein shows high affinity zinc-dependent interaction with triple helical collagen.J Biol Chem. 1998 Aug 7;273(32):20397-403.

11 Leppanen VM, et al. Crystal structure of the N-terminal NC4 domain of collagen IX, a zinc binding member of the laminin-neurexin-sex hormone binding globulin (LNS) domain family. J Biol Chem. 2007 Aug 10:282(32):23219-30.

12 National Acadamies Press. Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Arsenic, Boron, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Silicon, Vanadium, and Zinc (2000). Food and Nutrition Board (FNB). Institute of Medicine (IOM). Web: http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=10026&page=224.


REMEDIATE

*Remediate is an anti-inflammatory to reduce swelling and inflammation pressures on pain receptors as it decreases damage to the joints

SISEL’s formulators have created Remediate—a powerful combination of ingredients, featuring 5-Loxin and Cat’s Claw—to care for our bodies’ joints. 5-Loxin is made from the gum resin of Boswellia serrata, commonly known as Indian frankincense. Remediate has 15 times more of the boswellic acid AKBA than natural Boswellia serrata, and AKBA supports joint health.1 5-Loxin inhibits the enzyme 5-lipooxygenase and reduces the enzyme matrix metalloproteinase—both enemies of healthy joints.2 In one study, 50 mg twice daily of 5-Loxin showed clinically and statistically significant support for subjects’ joint function—48%, 24% and 40% (compared with placebo).3

Remediate contains a bark extract of Cat’s Claw, a vine found and used in the Amazon River basin. Cat’s Claw has been found to support cellular signaling and improve measurements of joint health.4 In one study, 60 mg daily of Cat’s Claw extract for 24 weeks contributed to joint health by 53% compared to 24% with placebo).5 In another study, 100 mg daily of Cat’s Claw extract for just 4 weeks significantly supported joint health by 39% (compared to 12% with placebo).6

·       Highly concentrated active ingredients showing clinically and statistically significant contributions to joint health and physical function*

·       Contains concentrated AKBA(5-Loxin), the most powerful compound from Boswellia serrata or Indian frankincense, commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine*

·       Seventy patients completed the study. At the end of the study, both doses of 5-Loxin® conferred clinically and statistically significant improvements in pain scores and physical function scores in OA patients. Interestingly, significant improvements in pain score and functional ability were recorded in the treatment group supplemented with 250 mg 5-Loxin® as early as 7 days after the start of treatment. Corroborating the improvements in pain scores in treatment groups, we also noted significant reduction in synovial fluid matrix metalloproteinase-3. In comparison with placebo, the safety parameters were almost unchanged in the treatment groups.

·       Conclusion

·       5-Loxin® reduces pain and improves physical functioning significantly in OA patients; and it is safe for human consumption. 5-Loxin® may exert its beneficial effects by controlling inflammatory responses through reducing proinflammatory modulators, and it may improve joint health by reducing the enzymatic degradation of cartilage in OA patients.

·       Contains Uncaria tomentosa or Cat’s Claw from the Amazon River basin, used in traditional Peruvian medicine*

·       Cat’s claw is thought to have anti-inflammatory effects and has been used for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Compounds in cat’s claw are thought to block the body’s production of inflammation-producing substances called prostaglandins and tumor necrosis factor (TNF). Cat’s claw is believed to reduce pain somewhat, but it doesn’t appear to have much of an effect on reducing swelling. More evidence is needed before cat’s claw can be used as a treatment for arthritis.

·       Protects collagen*

Remediate also contains:

·       Devil’s Claw to improve the vitality of the joints*

·       Ginger extract, long used in Ayurvedic medicine around the world, and currently on the FDA’s “generally recognized as safe” list*

·       Curcumin, from the widely used Indian Ayurvedic medicine, Turmeric. Recent in vitro and animal studies on curcumin have suggested a wide range of benefits, prompting numerous clinical trials in humans. *

·       Willow Bark extract, which contains salicylic acid*

·       Nettle extract, beneficial to the synovial tissue that lines the joints*

·       Green Lipped Mussel, which contains a unique combination of fatty acids not found in any other marine or plant life, including glycosaminoglycan which supports healthy joints*

*Remediate is an anti-inflammatory to reduce swelling and inflammation pressures on pain receptors as it decreases damage to the joints

References:

www.5-loxin.com, Why is it special?

2 Sengupta K, et al. Study of the efficacy and safety of 5-Loxin, p. 4, 14, 2007

3 Sengupta, p. 2, 7, 11.

4 Hardin SR. Cat’s Claw: an Amazonian vine, p. 26, 2007

5 Mur E, et al. Double blind trial of Uncaria tomentosa, p. 678–9, 2002 and Jellin, JM. Founding Editor Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, p. 1, 4

6 Piscoya J, et al. Efficacy and safety of freeze-dried cat’s claw, p. 443–4, 2001 and Jellin, p. 1, 4

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Connie Clark
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Weight Loss the Safe and Healthy Way!

SiseLEAN Weight Loss and Sculpting                                 

Vital component of Sisel’s Ultimate Body Sculpting Challenge!

An essential part of the Fit & Fabulous Weight Loss System and the Ultimate Body Sculpting Challenge, this creamy vanilla shake contains less than 80 calories per serving!  Each delicious shake brings you closer to the hard-body you are sculpting.  Patented designed fiber makes you feel full and prevents you from flipping into binge mode.  Serum proteins fuel lean muscle growth, which is good for your metabolism.  Vitamins energize your motor to sustain your weight management focus and discipline.  Want to be lean?  It begins here.

Sisel utilizes Micellar casein bonded with calcium ions and whey protein concentrates that are natural, highly purified, and super filtered at low temperatures to save and concentrate the effective properties within them. This combination contains an exquisite array of highly influential natural peptides and polypeptides offering spectacular, unparalleled support for fat burning, lean tissue building, and appetite control.

The next best thing to the ingredients that are in SiseLEAN are the ingredients that are NOT in it. It contains NO soy or non-GMO soy with its phytoestrogens and its potential for: endocrine disrupting properties, metabolic syndrome, lowering metabolic rate, carcinogenic potential Aflatoxins, and herbicides and pesticides (because soy is one of the most chemically treated crops in the world). NO crude Whey Protein Concentrates, denatured by heat (which destroys the actives) to kill the puss, bacteria and microbial contamination including Aflatoxin; it also has potential contamination by hormones, insecticides, atrazine, herbicides. NO Sodium in caseinates, NO Retinyl A Palmitate or Vit A Palmitate (carcinogens).

Click here for
SiseLEAN Ingredients Information Fact Sheet 

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

You will not find a better, safer weight loss system anywhere!  Start today and make a difference in your Life, Health, and Aging processes!  Go here NOW to find out more and to order:  http://behealthysolutions.mysiselpro.com/v1/Products/weightloss/siselean.aspx

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Connie Clark
Total Wellness Consultant
303-770-3180 home ofc
http://behealthysolutions.mysiselpro.com